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Related Questions and Images?

  1. sallybea profile image98
    sallybeaposted 22 months ago

    http://usercontent1.hubimg.com/12739784_f520.jpg
    I posted a question on a forum page relating to Amazon Ads yesterday.  I did not post an image with it.

    I was really surprised a short while ago to see the question at the bottom of a forum page (with related questions below)
    Alongside my question was an image which is not one of my own.  Where did it come from and  Is this practice something new or have I been sleeping all this time?

    1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Hi Sally,

      We commissioned a set of images to display on Q&A and Forum posts that do not have images added. We used to use the Hubber's profile photo as the default, but if the same Hubber asked a number of Questions or made multiple Forum posts, it looked very awkward on the Feed and Topic Pages to have the same profile photo showing over and over. So now an image from our photography collection is applied randomly to each post just for the preview.

      1. sallybea profile image98
        sallybeaposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        Hi Christy,
        I doubt I would have noticed had I not been an amateur photographer.  I think of my images of part of who I am so I am grateful for the explanation.  I will make a point of adding my own images in future.  I prefer to have my own images be associated with my writing.

        1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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          Christy Kirwanposted 22 months ago in reply to this

          Yep, adding your own images will ensure they always show up in the previews instead of one of our default images. smile

          1. sallybea profile image98
            sallybeaposted 22 months ago in reply to this

            Thanks Christy.

          2. Venkatachari M profile image84
            Venkatachari Mposted 22 months ago in reply to this

            That's great Christy and Sally. This feature has been added recently, I think since 2, 3 months. I t appeals good.
            But, I am not adding any images to my questions and they are appearing without images even now. Is it always necessary to add images?

            1. sallybea profile image98
              sallybeaposted 22 months ago in reply to this

              Venkatachari
              I may have misled you.  Mine was a question to the forum rather one under the 'questions' section of the feed.  There is an example below on this page (Related Discussions)   I don't think the actual questions page feed has images inserted by default.

              1. Venkatachari M profile image84
                Venkatachari Mposted 22 months ago in reply to this

                I was thinking it related to questions section also. Sorry for it. Now, I am clear. It relates to forums and the related threads below. Thanks for clarifying..

                1. sallybea profile image98
                  sallybeaposted 22 months ago in reply to this

                  No problem but having said that, I looked to see if you can add an image to the Questions section and the answer is yes, it is possible:)

                  1. Venkatachari M profile image84
                    Venkatachari Mposted 22 months ago in reply to this

                    Yes, we can add images. But not all questions can be supported with images. Image should suit the question and must be available also.

              2. tsmog profile image85
                tsmogposted 22 months ago in reply to this

                They are doing it at both Questions and Forums for the 'Latest, Best, etc' feed and so forth. Said with humor when I go to my profile clicking on Answer or Forums option my images look funny. Apples, candy, and flowers. The same ones here and there not topic related. I think your wise advice choosing an  image is best. I ponder how that impacts Google an image being there, even though may not be of importance.

                1. sallybea profile image98
                  sallybeaposted 22 months ago in reply to this

                  Really!  That is funny.  Definitely going to stick to my images.

                  1. tsmog profile image85
                    tsmogposted 22 months ago in reply to this

                    I think I will be switching to your strategy! Maybe as packaging the question where I hang about it may lead to more responses? I dun'no . . .

 
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